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2009

Fully-Funded PhD Studentships Available

in EU external action via the EXACT training network [11 Dec 2009]

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Traitors: Suspicion, Intimacy, and the Ethics of State-Building

New book edited by Tobias Kelly and Sharika Thiranagama [10 Dec 2009]

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National Matters: A film by Roger Boire and Jean-Pierre Roy

Venue: Dominion Theatre, Edinburgh, Sunday 6 December at 6.00pm [02 Dec 2009]

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Mary Simon's Lecture to be Streamed

First for the School from CMB [27 Nov 2009]

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Donald MacKenzie on the causes of the credit crisis

New article in the Financial Times [26 Nov 2009]

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ESRC Grant success for Graham Spinardi

"Revolution in the Sky? Commercial Airliner Technology and the Greening of Air Travel" [25 Nov 2009]

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NEW Short Courses in International Development, Centre of African

Building on its successful MSc programmes, the Centre of African Studies is now providing short courses and tailor-made training packages aimed at professionals working in international development. [09 Nov 2009]

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University Celebrates Julius Nyerere

On Monday 9 November the University welcomed African dignitaries in celebration of Nyerere's life, legacy and time in Edinburgh [09 Nov 2009]

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Jan Webb Facing up to Climate Change

Royal Society of Edinburgh Committee of Inquiry [30 Oct 2009]

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Europa Institute Conference & Special Transatlantic Seminar Event

The European Union and Global Financial Turmoil [22 Oct 2009]

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Postgraduate Open Day - 4th Dec 2009

Visit the School to see the PG degrees on offer next year! [21 Oct 2009]

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Prof. John Peterson Named to Academy of Social Sciences

The Academy of Social Sciences has awarded Academician status to Prof. John Peterson, along with other distinguished senior social scientists, for his "significant contribution to the social sciences." [12 Oct 2009]

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New Diploma for Indigenous Leaders

Dr Magnus Course flies to Chile to help launch a unique new diploma for indigenous leaders in Latin America [12 Oct 2009]

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Bruce Kent Seminar - 12th October

Bruce Kent, Vice-President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), will be giving a seminar on 12th October at 19.00 hrs in Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building. to which all staff and students in the School are welcome to attend. [09 Oct 2009]

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ESRC Quota Awards Available

Politics and IR have been awarded two ESRC studentships for entry in September 2010 [05 Oct 2009]

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Changes at Institute of Governance

Nicola McEwen has been appointed as Co-Director of the Institute of Governance, working alongside fellow Co-Director David McCrone. [01 Oct 2009]

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Social Anthropology Announces Autumn Seminars

This autumn's seminars in social anthropology range in topic from gambling in London to pornography in Bangladesh. [30 Sep 2009]

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AID EFFECTIVENESS IN RWANDA

Rachel Hayman and CAS PhD student Emma Taylor head to Rwanda this month to carry out research for Oxfam America on American assistance to Rwanda. [24 Sep 2009]

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Critical Perspectives

GPRG Members Fiona Mackay and Meryl Kenny have contributed to an agenda setting collection of essays entitled Critical Perspectives on Feminist Institutionalism, published in 2009 in the APSA journal Politics & Gender. [22 Sep 2009]

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Welcome to the new year!

SSPS is delighted to welcome new and returning students. [18 Sep 2009]

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The National Day of Catalonia

Reception hosted by Ms Roser Clavell, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of the Government of Catalonia [17 Sep 2009]

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Centre of Canadian Studies graduate student awarded Prize

Congratulations to doctoral student Darcy Leigh who today will be jointly awarded the 2009 Sir William Darling Memorial Prize. [11 Sep 2009]

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New faces in social anthropology

Social Anthropology will be welcoming five new permanent members of staff in September [04 Sep 2009]

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Publication of National Identity book

National Identity, Nationalism and Constitutional Change. [21 Aug 2009]

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New Head of School and other School Office Bearers

As of 1st August 2009, Professor Charlie Jeffery succeeds Professor Anthony Good as Head of the School of Social and Political Science. [31 Jul 2009]

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Edinburgh Student wins Essay Prize

Edinburgh politics student Naomi Ralph has been awarded the 2008 UK Political Studies Association prize for best undergraduate essay on women and politics. [22 Jul 2009]

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Politics IR Students Awarded University Prize

The 2009 Sir William Darling Memorial Prize has been jointly awarded to three Edinburgh students, two of whom - Darcy Leigh and Rachel Wookey - are newly minted graduates of Edinburgh PIR [10 Jul 2009]

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Alan Barnard awarded ESRC grant for EuroBABEL

Alan Barnard has been awarded an ESRC grant, EuroBABEL Kinship systems in southern African non-Bantu languages: documentation, comparison and historical analysis. January 2010 to December 2012. The grant is for £263,457.13, and it includes three researchers:  Professor Alan Barnard, Dr Gertrud Boden (presently attached to the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig), and a PhD student. [01 Jul 2009]

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Innogen Research Fellow Ann Bruce secures 2 ESRC awards

Warm congratulations are due to Ann Bruce, Innogen research fellow, who has just been successful with two ESRC awards. [25 Jun 2009]

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Donald Mackenzie writes about credit crisis

Current issue of London Review of Books [23 Jun 2009]

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ESRC grants new seminar series

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) have recently announced the award of a new seminar series, titled "Exploring Children's Relationships across Majority and Minority Worlds". Dr Kay Tisdall (Reader in Social Policy) will hold this research grant, as Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. [17 Jun 2009]

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Critical African Studies Launched!

We are very pleased to announce that Critical African Studies, a new peer-reviewed online publication based in the Centre of African Studies, was launched with great enthusiasm at the recent AEGIS conference in Leipzig (5th June 2009). The launch was introduced with a few words from Paul Nugent and James Smith, and was attended by over 200 delegates to the ECAS conference. Many thanks to the editors, Laura jeffrey, Alex Beresford, Tom Molony and Joost Fontein for all their hard work leading up to the event, as well as to Keith Brown for his dedicated work on the new website, and to Caryn Abrams for her excellent provsions of wine and snacks for the launch. [10 Jun 2009]

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Alan Barnard awarded ESRC grant for EuroBABEL

Alan Barnard has been awarded an ESRC grant, EuroBABEL Kinship systems in southern African non-Bantu languages: documentation, comparison and historical analysis. January 2010 to December 2012. The grant is for £263,457.13, and it includes three researchers:  Professor Alan Barnard, Dr Gertrud Boden (presently attached to the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig), and a PhD student. [02 Jun 2009]

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Dr Liz Cripps Wins BA Post Doc

Dr Elizabeth Cripps has been awarded a three-year British Academy Postdoctoral Award for her research project, Collective Action, Collective Responsibility and a New Environmental Ethics. [29 May 2009]

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Centre of Canadian Studies Announce New Book

First Nations, First Thoughts: The Impact of Indigenous Thought in Canada [25 May 2009]

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ESRC grant success for Jochen Clasen & Alison Smith

"Welfare markets and personal risk management in England and Scotland" [07 May 2009]

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We reach the SSSC Care Accolades '09 finals

A project carried out in partnership between Social Work at The University of Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Workforce Planning Section has been announced as one of the finalists at this year's Scottish Social Services Council 'Care Accolades' awards. [05 May 2009]

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Sir Bernard Crick Tribute

Friends and colleagues of Sir Bernard Crick will gather for a public tribute event on Friday 29 May.. [01 May 2009]

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EUSA Teaching Award goes to Elizabeth Bomberg

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bomberg (Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations) for being voted by students 'Best Overall Performer' in the EUSA Teaching Awards.   [01 May 2009]

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EUSA Teaching Awards

Students and colleagues in P&IR salute Elizabeth Bomberg, who has taken the premier award at EUSA's first annual Teaching Awards Dinner. [27 Apr 2009]

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British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship

Professer Patricia Jeffery has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship for the academic year 2009-2010.  She will be spending the time writing a book entitled "Improvising Lives" consolidating her research in rural western Uttar Pradesh (North India) since 1982. [31 Mar 2009]

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New Scholarships for the MSc in Africa and International Development

There are 3 new partial scholarships of £2,000 each for excellent candidates who apply by 15 May to the new MSc programme in Africa and International Development. [31 Mar 2009]

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EUSA Teaching Awards 2008-09

SSPS is proud to announce that the following members of staff have been nominated for EUSA Teaching Awards: [27 Mar 2009]

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Lynn Dobson to take up Fellowship at Centre for Advanced Study, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Dr Lynn Dobson will spend autumn semester 2009-10 in Oslo as a Fellow of the Centre for Advanced Study of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters [25 Mar 2009]

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ISSTI Offers MSc Studentships for 2009/10

The Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovatiion (ISSTI) is offering two studentships for 2009/10 for its MSc programmes. [23 Mar 2009]

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Chad Damro appointed Visiting Professor at College of Europe

Dr Chad Damro (Senior Lecturer of Politics and International Relations) has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. [19 Mar 2009]

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Vacancy for Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Social Work

We are seeking an outstanding researcher/teacher to join the Social Work subject area, of the School of Social and Political Science, in the College of Humanities and Social Science. [17 Mar 2009]

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British Association for South Asian Studies Conference

The University of Edinburgh will be hosting the next annual BASAS Conference on 30th March-1st April 2009. [09 Mar 2009]

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Edinburgh Social Policy Group Seeking New Colleague

Vacancy for SENIOR LECTURER/LECTURER  IN SOCIAL POLICY [24 Feb 2009]

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New INNOGEN Masters Studentship for 2009/10

The ESRC Innogen Centre at the University of Edinburgh announces a new masters studentship for the academic year 2009/10. [20 Feb 2009]

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Institute of Governance announce a one day conference on a decade of the Scottish Parliament

The First Decade of the Scottish Parliament: achievements and futures. A one day conference on 12 May 2009, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh [12 Feb 2009]

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Professor Nugent presents to US Africa Command

Paul Nugent gave the keynote address to a seminar on African militaries that was opened by General Ward, the head of the US Africa Command, and was co-hosted by the State Department and AFRICOM. For further information: http://www.africom.mil/getArticle.asp?art=2571&lang=0 [11 Feb 2009]

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Edinburgh Reflections

Our new column tackling current issues in social work launches this month. [04 Feb 2009]

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Msc Nationalism Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for students undertaking the MSc Nationalism Studies this September, 2009-10. [04 Feb 2009]

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Apply now! Funding for Social Policy & Childhood Studies

MSc & PhD funding options available for a September 2009 start [23 Jan 2009]

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New MSc in African Development

The Centre of African Studies has launched a new MSc in Africa & International Development to begin academic year 2009-10 [19 Jan 2009]

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New Julius Nyerere Scholarship

The University of Edinburgh has announced a new Scholarship to commemorate Julius Nyerere [19 Jan 2009]

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POSTGRADUATE PhD Funding Awards for Sept 09 entry

10 ESRC PhD Quota Awards, 10 ESRC Competition places, plus College and School Studentships and Scholarships [19 Jan 2009]

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